Nutritional Science Minor

Various herbs and spices. The undergraduate minor in Nutritional Science from KSU aims to offer students an introduction to the area of human nutrition. In particular, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in nutrient chemistry, food systems, public health policies, nutrition education and the relationships between nutrition, health, disease and the lifecycle. A minor in Nutritional Science will benefit students who intend to pursue a career in food, health, fitness, medicine, hospitality and other health-related professions. This program can also help students meet the prerequisite requirements for a master's degree in nutrition and requirements for coordinated masters programs that result in RD credentials.

The nutrition minor is open to students in any major. The program especially complements the following:


  • Exercise Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Public Health Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Human Services
  • Integrative Studies
  • Integrated Health Science Students who are interested in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy

To enroll in courses within the minor, students must firsFresh vegetable produce. t declare the nutritional science minor. The minor is approved to begin in the Fall 2020 course catalog, so students cannot declare the minor until then.

Questions about the minor can be sent to:

Denise Knapp
Lecturer of Nutrition
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management